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From my time in the Army and Army National Guard I can say this, It depends where you live. In California they don't give two #$%#$ about you. In Arizona, it's a different story. I couldn't walk a block without getting stopping 15 times by people wanting to thank me.

In regards to compensation for our service its not a right but a privilege for the sacrifices Me and others have made in our service to our country. Discounts 10-50- percent, free meals, free drinks, free stay and more. you have some vets who actively seek these and others who do not care.

As for wounds sustained in service to this country, we are decently set depending on the rate we are given by the VA. My fiancee who I met while in reg Army at Fort Sill recently got rated 100 percent disability. They give her about 3k a month and she is pretty much covered medical wise for the rest of her life, she is going back to college which they are also paying for and she hopes to get a job.

Don't get me wrong, the military can just as much @#$% you over as well as cover you and the same go's for the VA.

As for the political side, soldiers are not allowed to be, at-least while in uniform. when you sign up and swear in you make a choice to give up some rights and are no longer apart of Civilian life. Politics have no place in the military, it just effects our ability to do our job. We as soldiers are trained to close with the enemy and destroy them in brutal ways if need be. We can not be allowed to look at our enemy as Humans or we can't do our job right. It's not Politicians or civilians job to tell us what to do and how to do it because they will never understand. Me and my fellow battle-buddy's have killed Women, Men and Children to complete the mission at hand.

The Military is a Hierarchy of rules and laws each soldier is expected to Obey regardless of personal feelings or beliefs, for the Military is a well oiled machine. the highest COC(chain of command) is the President, we swore an Oath to obey his orders. However we also swore an oath to the Constitution, the President is not above this.

just my two cents on some subjects i saw in this section.
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The majority of Vets and active serving members of the military are dominantly Republicons and Conservative, The reasons are different per soldiers. From what Ive seen its because Democrats and this is personal belief, they do not care about others. Democrats only serve their agenda and are selfish in nature.

Dianne Feinstein, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, Frederica Wilson. are just a few democratic reps that have openly spoke out against the military and tried to limit rights vets get. Limiting VA services, taking away the help they need, taking away their guns, limiting the jobs they can get returning to civilian life and more.
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ERZAxOPHELIA wrote:

From my time in the Army and Army National Guard I can say this, It depends where you live. In California they don't give two #$%#$ about you. In Arizona, it's a different story. I couldn't walk a block without getting stopping 15 times by people wanting to thank me.

In regards to compensation for our service its not a right but a privilege for the sacrifices Me and others have made in our service to our country. Discounts 10-50- percent, free meals, free drinks, free stay and more. you have some vets who actively seek these and others who do not care.

As for wounds sustained in service to this country, we are decently set depending on the rate we are given by the VA. My fiancee who I met while in reg Army at Fort Sill recently got rated 100 percent disability. They give her about 3k a month and she is pretty much covered medical wise for the rest of her life, she is going back to college which they are also paying for and she hopes to get a job.

Don't get me wrong, the military can just as much @#$% you over as well as cover you and the same go's for the VA.

As for the political side, soldiers are not allowed to be, at-least while in uniform. when you sign up and swear in you make a choice to give up some rights and are no longer apart of Civilian life. Politics have no place in the military, it just effects our ability to do our job. We as soldiers are trained to close with the enemy and destroy them in brutal ways if need be. We can not be allowed to look at our enemy as Humans or we can't do our job right. It's not Politicians or civilians job to tell us what to do and how to do it because they will never understand. Me and my fellow battle-buddy's have killed Women, Men and Children to complete the mission at hand.

The Military is a Hierarchy of rules and laws each soldier is expected to Obey regardless of personal feelings or beliefs, for the Military is a well oiled machine. the highest COC(chain of command) is the President, we swore an Oath to obey his orders. However we also swore an oath to the Constitution, the President is not above this.

just my two cents on some subjects i saw in this section.


Great insight. So you'd say everything is adequate or do things need to improve?
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If you are active duty and NOT married You get treated alright. There is more honor and Good attention than when I was growing up but I grew up during the Vietnam war.

If you are no longer on active duty the military get a lot of lip service but our government pisses on them.
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ERZAxOPHELIA wrote:

The majority of Vets and active serving members of the military are dominantly Republicons and Conservative, The reasons are different per soldiers. From what Ive seen its because Democrats and this is personal belief, they do not care about others. Democrats only serve their agenda and are selfish in nature.

Dianne Feinstein, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, Frederica Wilson. are just a few democratic reps that have openly spoke out against the military and tried to limit rights vets get. Limiting VA services, taking away the help they need, taking away their guns, limiting the jobs they can get returning to civilian life and more.


all due respect, but i think you are painting with a pretty broad brush saying democrats do not care about others. its kind of like saying all trump supporters are racist. are some? probobly. are all? hell no. I would also point out democratic politicians don't always do a good job reflecting the values of those who vote for them (as do republican politicians sometimes). there is definitely a high amount of conservatives in the military, in general conservative values just put a higher value on military service and that is a good thing, you need those kind of people to protect society. i would argue you also need people on the opposite end of the spectrum to make things run smoothly as well. you need all kinds of kinds as the saying goes
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I think your political perspective post military depends on your country. We had a liberal prime minister for nearly 40 years who did a lot of things to upset military members. Now his son is in charge and the hate for him is strong.
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GrateSaiyaman wrote:

If you are no longer on active duty the military get a lot of lip service but our government pisses on them.


I know I can't say too much here. But yeah, they sure piss on them, my dad has gotten so much of his medicine reduced or taken away. They even moved / cancelled a surgery (at a VA). Instead, he had to go to another hospital that wasn't a VA to have it done, that surgery was important because if he didn't have it, he'd be dead.
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ERZAxOPHELIA wrote:

From my time in the Army and Army National Guard I can say this, It depends where you live. In California they don't give two #$%#$ about you. In Arizona, it's a different story. I couldn't walk a block without getting stopping 15 times by people wanting to thank me.

In regards to compensation for our service its not a right but a privilege for the sacrifices Me and others have made in our service to our country. Discounts 10-50- percent, free meals, free drinks, free stay and more. you have some vets who actively seek these and others who do not care.

As for wounds sustained in service to this country, we are decently set depending on the rate we are given by the VA. My fiancee who I met while in reg Army at Fort Sill recently got rated 100 percent disability. They give her about 3k a month and she is pretty much covered medical wise for the rest of her life, she is going back to college which they are also paying for and she hopes to get a job.

Don't get me wrong, the military can just as much @#$% you over as well as cover you and the same go's for the VA.

As for the political side, soldiers are not allowed to be, at-least while in uniform. when you sign up and swear in you make a choice to give up some rights and are no longer apart of Civilian life. Politics have no place in the military, it just effects our ability to do our job. We as soldiers are trained to close with the enemy and destroy them in brutal ways if need be. We can not be allowed to look at our enemy as Humans or we can't do our job right. It's not Politicians or civilians job to tell us what to do and how to do it because they will never understand. Me and my fellow battle-buddy's have killed Women, Men and Children to complete the mission at hand.

The Military is a Hierarchy of rules and laws each soldier is expected to Obey regardless of personal feelings or beliefs, for the Military is a well oiled machine. the highest COC(chain of command) is the President, we swore an Oath to obey his orders. However we also swore an oath to the Constitution, the President is not above this.

just my two cents on some subjects i saw in this section.


Great insight. So you'd say everything is adequate or do things need to improve?


there is always need for improvement, specially the military. it can get very bad at times, when it comes to poor leadership, favoritism, racism,sexism and more. a lot of people who go into the military with the intent to do life end up leaving because off the bull and piss poor leadership. the VA has its demons as well.

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Not nearly enough. I mean, there are some great benefits to being a vet, but there are so many of our ex-armed forces left out on the street with no one to help them. There has to be something done about that issue. Many veterans suffer from PTSD, and are therefore unable to live a psychotypical lifestyle after they get it.
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